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So I’ve been back home about 6 weeks now. Since then, I’ve gotten over a parasite issue (almost), become engaged, almost entirely planned our quaint little vineyard wedding, and now I’m running out of “I must do this before I seek a new career” sort of tasks.
And so I am forced to look at what’s next.
My darling hubbie-to-be supports the idea of my starting a small biz of my own since it’s a) on the life list; and b) I’ve got ample time and resources to do it right now. But of course that little nay-saying poo-pooer that lives on my left shoulder keeps telling me I don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. It’s encouraging me to head straight back to the corporate world where I extracted myself from four glorious corporate-free months ago.
I don’t want to go back.
Longing For Freedom & Creativity
With every ounce of my being I want to stay far, far away from padded cube walls, meeting rooms with the air conditioning way too high, and vending machine food. I don’t want to sit in front of a computer from 8 to 5 every day. I don’t want to work in an industrial park and eat lunch at Pasta Pomodoro every Wednesday religiously (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). I don’t want to make up for my 50+ hours of weekly misery by complaining too much to my friends and buying too much stuff I don’t need to justify my miserable salary.
I want to do something else.
The brainstorming has begun, but it’s not an easy task! The common advice is to look at my passions and to capitalize on my strengths, but I have oodles of passions and, heck, my list of strengths can go anywhere depending on who’s asking. The introspective, definitive work that needs to be done in order to come up with the perfect gem of a career plan is so overwhelmingly hard, I find myself just heading for the nearest distraction that will keep me from making some choices. But since I haven’t learned how to grow money on trees just yet, I have to bring myself back to reality again.
And so I ponder….. Any thoughts?